Co-operative Education

Code Course Description
COOP 1100

Co-operative Education I

This course enables students to apply and develop knowledge and skills on the job. Over the duration of the paid work placement, students, with the support of a faculty advisor, use, enhance and add to their transferable job skills and program specific skills. They set learning objectives for the work experience and complete a work placement project. If student is completing a diploma, 1100 is the first of two Co-op courses which students must successfully complete to receive a Co-operative Education designation on their transcript.

COOP 1200

CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION 1A

This course is a work placement which occurs in the semester immediately following Co-operative Education I. It enables students to apply and develop more extensively their knowledge and skills prior to returning to their academic program of studies. Over the duration of the paid work placement, students, with the support of a faculty advisor, use and expand transferable job skills and program specific skills. Students set learning objectives for the work experience and complete a work placement project. A student who successfully completes Co-operative Education I and this course will receive a Co-operative Education designation on her/his transcript for her/his diploma.

COOP 2300

Co-Operative Education II

This Co-op course is taken after either Coop 1100 or 1200 and after at least a one semester return to academic studies. It enables students to expand their transferable job skills and their program related knowledge and skills by building upon their previous Co-op work experience and their further academic studies. With the support of a faculty advisor, students set learning objectives for the work experience and complete a work placement project. As this is a second or third work placement, students are encouraged to seek greater responsibility and/or more challenging tasks and projects than they had or were involved in during the previous work placement(s). This course is intended to enhance the student’s career success upon graduation from her/his chosen program. A student who successfully completes Coop 1100 and this course will receive a Co-operative Education designation on her/his transcript for her/his diploma.

COOP 2310

Co-operative Education II

This Co-operative education course is designed for students studying Sport Science and seeking work experience in a related field. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will apply and expand learned academic transferable and program specific skills, set learning objectives for the work experience and complete a work placement project.

COOP 2400

Co-operative Education IIA

This final co-operative education course is an optional work placement which occurs in the semester immediately after Co-operative Education II. It enables students to apply and develop more extensively their knowledge and skills prior to finishing their academic program of studies. Over the duration of the paid work placement, students, with the support of a faculty advisor, use and expand learned academic transferable job search and program specific skills. Students set learning outcomes for the work experience and complete a work-term project. Students are encouraged to seek greater responsibility and/or challenging tasks and projects than they had or were involved in during the previous work placement(s).

COOP 3500

Co-operative Education III

This co-operative education course is designed for BBA students to help meet their work experience degree exit requirement by contributing towards the work placement (500 hours) requirement where students, with the support of an Academic Advisor, will apply and expand learned academic transferable and program specific skills. Students will develop and use job search skills. Students will set learning outcomes for the work experience and will complete both a written or oral report outlining the nature and tasks of the work experience, detailing what they learned, and articulating how their academic and workplace experiences are connected particularly as related to the ten broad BBA learning outcomes. A student who successfully completes Coop 1100 plus one of Coop 1200, 2300 or 2400 plus this course, Coop 3500, is eligible for a Co-operative Education designation on her/his transcript for her/his degree.

COOP 3510

Co-operative Education III

This Co-operative education course is designed for Sport Science students seeking work in a related field. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will apply and expand learned academic transferable and program specific skills. Students will develop and use job search skills. Students will set learning outcomes for the work experience and will complete either a written or oral report outlining the nature and tasks of the work experience, detailing what they learned, and articulating how their academic and workplace experiences are connected. This course is intended to enhance the student’s career success upon graduation.

COOP 4500

Co-operative Education IV

This co-operative education course is designed for BBA students to meet their work experience degree exit requirement. Coop 4500 can be used as a substitute for BUSN 4500 in the BBA Program. Coop 4500 will enable students to complete their work experience required for the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students will demonstrate how classroom learning experiences are reflected in the workplace. Students will demonstrate the connection between classroom and practical experience through the completion of a learning portfolio produced to reflect knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom as well as in the workplace. Students also will prepare and present an oral report that will demonstrate the type of experience acquired/practised on the job, a full description of all tasks completed, and the organizational and interpersonal skills utilized in the workplace.
A student who successfully completes Coop 1100 plus one of Coop 1200, 2300, 2400 or 3500 plus this course, Coop 4500, is eligible for a Co-operative Education designation on her/his transcript for her/his degree.